29 May 2012

being pregnant and stuff

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Yes its coming along nicely! My belly is growing on a daily basis now and I am wondering if it really is possible for my skin to stretch anymore! I'm still only half way there yet, blimey.

I'm so glad to be preggo during the summer, I have to say, its much nicer to wear light cotton dresses and such like instead of jeans and jumpers that make me look like a huge ball of knitwear. Although I was a bit tentative about doning my bikini, whilst also looking like a puffer fish.


this is a 1970s nightgown, that I intend to wear A LOT this summer. It comes courtesy of Marks and Sparks...who must have had a great time during the 70s because I have quite a few 'Abigail's Party' dresses.


Today I felt like I wanted to speak in an Essex accent and sip G n' Ts in the garden...minus the fag of course!
Anyways, I was way off on a tangent there...yes, being pregnant is not so bad at the moment, they say the middle is the best bit so I'm not looking forward to the latter stages just yet.

We have a few bits and bobs already...cot, rug, clothes, and loads of vintage toys which we actually already had in our flat! I really want to keep all that baby gubbins to a minimum {unless it looks nice of course} as I'm sure you don't really need all that stuff? I suppose we'll have to get a pram/car seat thingy at some point...yawn.
Besides, our 'nursery' will be a corner of the living room for the next year, so we are a bit pushed for space!

I'm really excited to start sewing soon though, I  hope to update you's all on my attempts...poor child!

So that's about it really,
x

34 comments:

  1. The delight of pregnancy is gathering things together for the little ones arrival :)

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  2. You look gorgeous! Very elegant. I agree, no need for piles of coloured plastic.

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  3. You look lovely and serene! I looked like an elephant on a bad day ... and I totally agree about not needing most of the baby stuff, I bathed all mine in the big sink when they were little, it's perfect, the right height, and you just pull the plug out! Have a lovely week, Claire xx

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  4. You look lovely. Such a neat bump :)

    Great dress! x

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  5. Do keep things to a mininum. We gave away loads of baby stuff that hadn't even been used, Unnecessary stress to have it around and then have to get rid of it. Looking good btw!

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  6. Looking good, A.
    I think you could totally pull off bikini ;o)

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  7. Lovely to see you showing off your bump.
    You really don't need all that 'baby gubbins' stuff... We didn't bother and I wouldn't say our little'uns missed out in the slightest. It's just more stuff to lug around. Our Mother's managed without it all! :)

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  8. You look absolutely beautiful - really gorgeous! You really do not need much for a baby - mainly a whole lotta love! Looking forward to seeing your sewing...x

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  9. You look gorgeous! I was going to say "you look really well" but I always hated it when people said that to me when I was pregnant.

    Do keep things simple and don't get all the usual baby stuff as it's really not necessary. The only thing I would suggest is a good baby sling, both my babies loved it. :)

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  10. I agree with everyone, you look lovely and if you are feeling good...wonderful! My niece is having a baby girl and is making a bunch of dresses for her...I think you would like them...
    http://stitchmakery.blogspot.com/2012/05/more-of-same.html

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  11. It's very Margo from The Good Life! That woman was a style icon I tell you! You look beautiful. I was in London over the weekend and experienced 'The Heat' I just about managed not to melt- hope you are coping too lovely lady! x

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  12. Anonymous29.5.12

    You look lovely with the belly!
    I hope all goes well and it will be a super healthy, strong child!

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  13. To repeat what others have said: you look so beautiful in that dress.

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  14. Cecelia29.5.12

    Cool dress! Oh, car seats. Start doing your arm exercises because they weigh a ton if you tote the baby around in one, as is usually the case in the U.S. up to about 9 mos. I wonder if the Japanese have a clever way with slings? Anything beats those plastic detaching car carriers!

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  15. Valerie on the other side of the pond29.5.12

    you are beautiful.

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  16. Artemis, you look positively beautiful!! And as for that bikini, wear it with pride! I did through both of my pregnancies and don't regret a thing!

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  17. Minus the fag . . . and maybe the gin too - so just a tonic, what a drag.
    Really good to keep the pastel coloured produce to a minimum - so many baby products are sold by scaremongers it seems.

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  18. You look great and glad you're enjoying pregnancy. I'm 31 weeks and still loving it although commuting into Clerkenwell each day on sticky trains and stinky buses is taking it's toll.

    A friend of mine recommended a Kari-me sling which apparently is a must. Other than that I'm like you, keeping things to a bare minimum due to space.

    Enjoy these hazy summer days!

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  19. Enjoy your pregnancy! It is great in summer, and the dress looks stunning on you!
    Like Nicola said, a sling or other good baby carrier is such a joy. I liked it very much to carry my babe around in it and now he's almost two years, we still both enjoy to use our carrier for shorter walks, as it starts being heavy now! (mine is Manduca, very happy with that one)
    You can talk longer walks on places unacceable with a pram.
    And our 'babybjorn balance' rocking chair has been used a lot also... they're not cheap but you easily come across them second hand.

    good luck with the sewing!

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  20. Thanks, yes we have already chosen a sling...but will eventually need a buggy/car seat combo thing sadly.
    I''ll see how long I can go without wheels! X

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  21. So many new things! Sounds like you are taking it all in your stride. Can't wait to see baby clothes -go you!

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  22. looking beautiful! love that dress ;)

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  23. Vibecke30.5.12

    You look gorgeous! An exciting new phase - so happy for you.

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  24. You look so so lovely!

    http://theas-vintage.blogspot.se/

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  25. Finally ;) You look gorgeous. I can see you modeling a lot of with-bub shots in vintage of course! Tim Coulsen is photographing his wife every week here in OZ and I think she is nearly due. I will see if I can find a link. Lovely inspiration.

    Maybe inspiration for baby jewels for Rust? Bracelets? Maternity bangles? Something mummy on the end of a longer chain?

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  26. here it is :)

    I think you will love it

    www.timcoulson.com

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  27. One day your wee one will look at this photo of you (looking stunning) and this inevitable conversation will ensue... well some version of it anyway...

    Mum/Dad : "Who's that? -(Bub, being very smart answers or points correctly) yes thats' right ... It's me/Mummy - and who's in there? (pointing to belly ... at which point kiddo usually looks a little confused) You are! (at which point kiddo looks REALLY confused! Or if it's anything like mine... bursts out into tears!) :-)

    Enjoy this stage - twas my favourite too. xx

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  28. oh gosh you are a stunner in that amazing night gown. 70s mom is a great look. congrats!

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  29. wow who knew night gowns could be so gorgeous! Loving the pregnancy posts, happy to hear you're enjoying it so far.

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  30. just found your blog, these pictures are so lovely. You are a beautiful pregnant lady! My little boy is 5 months, motherhood is a whirl of emotions but its the best thing thats every happened to me x
    http://www.tigerlillyquinn.blogspot.com

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  31. Congratulations! I'm pregnant as well :) Looking forward too all your sweet baby posts for inspiration!

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  32. Babies aren't interested in toys. They want what you have--keys, a wallet--and of course you!

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  33. My Mum wore that very nightgown when I was a little girl!! I recognised it straight away!! I am going to forward the link to my sister! Wow, that has made feel 4 again, seeing that!

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